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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Pere Portabella

Pere Portabella at IFFR

  • Die Stille vor Bach

    A new film in the unique oeuvre of the Barcelonan outsider Portabella is about Bach. With lots of his music, but it’s the opposite of an ordinary biop

    • Kings & Aces
  • El sopar

    Five political activists discuss their experiences in and outside prison – clandestinely. A key masterpiece of cinematic activism. Screens together wi

    • Deep Focus
    • Pere Portabella & La Escuela de Barcelona
  • Miró l’altre

    A documentary about a temporary art work by Joan Miró discretely turns into an essay on Catalan anti-Franco activism in the late 1960s. Screens before

    • Deep Focus
    • Pere Portabella & La Escuela de Barcelona
  • Vampir – Cuadecuc

    Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of trash-meister Jess Franco’s enjoyably mediocre El conde Dracula (1970) gives a decidedly different ironic

    • Deep Focus
    • Pere Portabella & La Escuela de Barcelona
  • La tempesta

    Bodies, water, the music of Gioachino Rossini: a hearty cinematic symphony of spectacular beauty and sensuality.

    • Deep Focus
    • Pere Portabella & La Escuela de Barcelona
  • Informe general II. El nuevo rapto de Europa

    A cinematographic symposium on the current political crisis of parliamentary democracy and the nation-state, how neoliberalist capitalism thrives on t

    • Deep Focus
    • Pere Portabella & La Escuela de Barcelona
  • Informe general sobre unas cuestiones de interés para una proyección pública

    On 20 November 1975, Francisco Franco dies. On 15 June 1977, Spain holds free elections for the first time in decades. What happens in this roughly ye

    • Deep Focus
    • Pere Portabella & La Escuela de Barcelona
  • Pont de Varsòvia

    How did that dead scuba diver get into the treetop? Why is it so difficult for the author to explain what is happening in his novel Pont de Varsòvia?

    • Deep Focus
    • Pere Portabella & La Escuela de Barcelona
  • Umbracle

    Christopher Lee walks through an almost unbearably sunny, yet for the most part curiously empty, Barcelona. Critics discuss censorship. A long excerpt

    • Deep Focus
    • Pere Portabella & La Escuela de Barcelona
  • Tren de sombras: le spectre de Le Thuit

    Mysterious fake found-footage film and game with cinematographic emotions,about the disappearance of a lawyer in Paris at the turn of the twentieth ce

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